The Department offers financial aid to Modern Language majors and to students in foreign language education at all undergraduate levels for study at K-State or for participating in approved study abroad programs. Thanks to the generous support of our alumni and other friends, we will now be able to award in excess of $25,000 each year. Scholarships range from approximately $250 to $2,000 a year and are awarded on the basis of merit. Our major endowed scholarships include the Margaret E. Beeson Scholarship for the outstanding undergraduate Spanish major, the Hollis & Johnston Scholarships for juniors and seniors, the Wilma Johnston Scholarships for incoming freshmen, renewable for the sophomore year, the Popkins Scholarships for sophomores through seniors and for study abroad, the Harold James Terrill Scholarship, and our newest awards, the Megan Elizabeth Taylor Memorial Scholarship for an undergraduate, preferably female, often in Spanish, and the Thomas Stamey Memorial Scholarship for study abroad.
Applicants are to submit to: Chair, Scholarship Committee, Department of Modern Languages, by the April 19th deadline:
an application form (available right outside the Modern Languages office , 104EH),
a letter of application (no more than one page single-spaced, in which, you should introduce yourself briefly, state why you chose to major in a foreign language, discuss your goals relating to foreign language study, describe briefly your extracurricular activities, especially those relating to foreign language study, any study abroad experience you have had or are planning, why you think yourself deserving of a scholarship, and anything else that you feel is appropriate, and would assist the Scholarship Committee),
a transcript of all university work,
and, in the case of study abroad requests, a description of the foreign program.
Applicants should note the following criteria:
They must be Modern Languages MAJORS.
They must have a minimum GPA of 3.0.
They must be full-time students and enrolled in language courses here or participating in the study abroad program while holding the scholarship.
Students must have completed the intermediate (4) level of language study by the end of the semester in which they apply.
Students' activities both on and off campus will be considered in awarding scholarships. Particular attention will be paid to those applicants who participate in activities sponsored by or related to the Department of Modern Languages.
DUAL MAJORS OR CANDIDATES FOR TEACHER CERTIFICATION ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
Incoming freshmen language majors are asked to submit a personal letter of application, letters of recommendation from their high school language teacher and one other teacher, and their high school transcript, including their ACT or SAT scores. They must have studied the target language in high school for two or more years, and have a minimum B average in all high school foreign language courses and in all high school course work.
For further information, contact Dr. Salvador Oropesa, Chair of Scholarship Committee.
The 2013 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship online application officially opened Monday. Below is a brief paragraph describing the fellowship.
The Charles B. Rangel International Affairs Program is now accepting applications for the 2013 Rangel International Affairs Graduate Fellowship. The Fellowship welcomes applications from young people interested in careers of international service. The Rangel Graduate Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at U.S. embassies, and provides professional development and support activities for those who want to become Foreign Services Officers in the U.S. Department of State. Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master's program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the Foreign Service, including international relations, public policy, public administration, languages, or business administration. Upon successful completion of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start two-year graduate programs in fall 2013, have GPAs of at least 3.2, and be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes applications from those with any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the Foreign Service and those with financial need. Information and application materials are at www.rangelprogram.org. The application deadline is January 18, 2013. The Program is funded by the U.S. Department of State and managed by Howard University.
The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship is a new international development graduate fellowship being funded by the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to promote excellence and diversity in the USAID Foreign Service. The USAID Donald M. Payne International Development Fellowship is designed to attract outstanding young people to careers in international development as USAID Foreign Service Officers. The Payne Fellowship Program provides benefits valued at up to $90,000 over two years toward a two-year master's degree, arranges internships on Capitol Hill and at USAID missions overseas, and provides professional development and support activities. Fellows who successfully complete the program become USAID Foreign Service Officers. Fellows may use the fellowship to attend a two-year master's program in a U.S. institution to study an area of relevance to the USAID Foreign Service, including international development, international relations, public policy, business administration, foreign languages, economics, agriculture, environmental sciences, health, or urban planning at a graduate or professional school approved by the Payne Program. At the end of the two-year fellowship, Fellows enter the USAID Foreign Service. Applicants must be college seniors or graduates looking to start graduate school in the fall of the year they apply, have GPAs of at least 3.2 and be U.S. citizens. The program welcomes applications from those with any undergraduate major and encourages applications from members of minority groups historically underrepresented in the USAID Foreign Service and those with financial need. Information and application materials for the program are available at www.paynefellows.org. The application deadline is January 23, 2013. The Program is funded by USAID and managed by Howard University.
2013 Jilin University Application Information for Confucius Institute Scholarship 2013 - Application Form
In order to support the development of Confucius Institutes, to enhance Chinese language and cultural international promotion, and to cultivate qualified Chinese language teachers and talented students as well, Hanban/Confucius Institute Headquarters (hereinafter referred to as Hanban) launches the “Confucius Institute Scholarship” program to provide financial aid for students, scholars and Chinese language teachers worldwide to proceed to Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) in Chinese universities. Entrusted by Hanban, Jilin university will recruit foreign students for the academic year 2013 with Confucius Institute Scholarships.
I. Types of Scholarship, Quotas and Application Requirements
There are three types of scholarship of 2013: (1) Scholarship for Students of Master's Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages（MTCSOL）, (2) Scholarship for One-Academic-Year Students and (3) Scholarship for Students of One-Academic-Year + MTCSOL. Applicants shall be non-Chinese citizens in good health, aged between 16 and 35 (Currently Chinese language teachers shall be aged below 45).
- Program 1. Scholarship for Students of MTCSOL The scholarship is provided to outstanding students of Confucius Institutes (Classrooms), local Chinese language teachers at overseas institutions, outstanding performers on HSK exams, winners of the "Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions for Foreign College Students and for Foreign High School Students, and outstanding college graduates in the field of Chinese language worldwide. Approved applicants shall begin the study in autumn 2013, and the scholarship will cover two academic years. Applicants are required to have bachelor degrees or its equivalent degree, a score of at least 180 on the HSK (level 5) and a score of at least 50 on the HSKK (intermediate level), and a written commitment letter stating that he/she will be engaged in Chinese language teaching for at least 5 years after graduation. Applicants with specific career arrangements will be given admission priority (in this case, certification issued by the institution he/she will teach Chinese language at is required).
- Program 2. Scholarship for One-Academic Year Students The scholarship is provided to outstanding students of Confucius Institutes (Classrooms), winners of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions for Foreign College Students and for Foreign High School Students, overseas local Chinese language teachers, outstanding college graduates in the field of Chinese language worldwide, outstanding performers on the HSK, and those who intend to become Chinese teachers. Approved applicants shall begin the study in autumn 2013, and the scholarship will cover one academic years. Applicants should achieve a score of at least 180 on the HSK (level 3) and at least 60 on the HSKK (primary level), or complete their study at a Confucius Institute for at least 120 class hours.
- Program 3. Scholarship for Students of One-Academic-Year + MTCSOL The scholarship is provided to Confucius Institute students from Africa and Latin America regions who would like to engage in Chinese language teaching. Applicants shall sign agreements with the Confucius Institute or with the institutes at which they will be teaching Chinese language. Applicants are required to have bachelor degree or its equivalent, a score of at least 180 on the HSK (level 3) and a score of at least 60 on the HSKK (primary level). Those who pass the first-academic-year assessment and score at least 180 on the HSK (level 5) can continue to study in China for the Master’s Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages. Hanban will provide reasonable support for graduates returning to their home countries to teach Chinese language by recruiting them as local teachers and providing subsidies, etc.
- 25 scholarships are available for Program 1, and 30 scholarships for Program 2 and Program 3 all together. Applicants with HSK and HSKK scores will be given priority to all programs. Winners of the finals of “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions for Foreign College Students and for Foreign High School Students in China shall submit their applications in accordance with the prize instruction. Repetitive applications are invalid.
II. Scholarship Coverage and Criteria
Scholarship winners are exempt from registration fees, tuition, learning materials, on campus accommodation, one-off resettlement subsidy, monthly allowance, outpatient medical reimbursement, comprehensive insurance for foreign students studying in China. Monthly allowances are at the following rates (CNY Yuan per month): a. CNY 1,400 for One-Academic-Year Students; b. CNY 1,700 for Master’s Degree Students. The one-off resettlement subsidy is CNY 1,500 for students who will study in China for one academic year or more; the one-off resettlement subsidy will not be provided to those who have studied in China for more than half a year before being enrolled. The scholarships do not cover the students' international transportation.
III. Application Documents and Procedures Required
Applicants are supposed to log on to the Confucius Institute Scholarship website (http://cis.chinese.cn) to register yourself，introduction of host institutes is also available on this website. The applicants will be asked to enter an email account when registering to receive the user name and password when completing the registration. Applicants can then use the user name and password to log in online applicant system, fill the “Confucius Institute Scholarship Application Form” online. The scanned copies of following documents are required to be uploaded for a successful online application.
- Digital photo;
- Photocopy of passport photo page;
- Photocopy of HSK and HSKK result report;
- Application statement. The application statement should be written in Chinese, it should cover the applicant's Chinese language learning background and his/her study plan in China. It should be no less than 800 words.
- Notarized highest education diplomas attained or proof of study;
- Reference Letter and Letter of Commitment. Current university students majoring in Chinese language and live in the countries with no Confucius Institutes shall attach a reference letter signed and issued by the President of their home university. The Master’s Degree Scholarship applicants are required to submit two reference letters provided by professors or associate professors (written in Chinese or English). A written commitment letter should state that the applicant will be engaged in Chinese language teaching for at least 5 years after graduation (written in Chinese and signed).
- Applications under the age of 18 shall submit relevant legal documents of entrusted legal guardians in China.
- Current Chinese language teachers shall submit certificate of employment and recommendation letters provided by institutes they are working at.
- Those who apply for the Scholarship for Students of One-Academic-Year + Master's Degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages are required to provide the agreement signed with the Confucius Institute or the institute which they will be working at.
- Winners of the finals of the “Chinese Bridge” Chinese Proficiency Competitions for Foreign College Students and for Foreign High School Students in China shall submit the scholarship certificate. Winners of preliminary rounds of the “Chinese Bridge” Proficiency Competitions in their countries shall provide award proof and reference letter provided by the organizers.
- Institute Reference Letter. The applicants should submit a reference letter from an institute. The following institutes are qualified to issue reference letter: Confucius Institutes or independently set-up Confucius Classrooms, overseas Chinese Test Centers, Educational and Cultural Offices (sections) of Chinese Embassies (consulates), host institutes and institutions of higher education in those countries with no Confucius Institutes. The recommending institutions shall exam the qualification and application materials of the applicants, and submit the list of recommended applicants to Hanban. Please submit paper documents of all materials in the order as listed above. The deadline of submitting to the office of International Students, Jilin University is May 17, 2013. Blurry or incompletely filled materials will not be accepted and all materials will not be sent back to the applicant, admitted or not.
IV. Admission, enrollment and Annual Appraisal
- Jilin University will submit the application materials of qualified applications to Hanban. The admission results will be published before June 15, 2013. Applicants can check the enrollment result on Confucius Institute Scholarship website (http://cis.chinese.cn) by using the applicant's own user name and password. Jilin University will send the hardcopy of Jilin University Admission Notice, Visa Application Form for Foreign Students to Visit China and Enrollment Instructions directly to the applicant before July 1, 2013.
- Students are required to register at Jilin University in person by the end of August 2013, please check Jilin University Admission Notice for detailed information. Scholarships status of those who fail in registering in time without Jilin University’s permission will be canceled.
- Scholarships status of those who cannot pass the health examination will be canceled.
- According to “Annual Appraisal Procedures for Confucius Institute Scholarship”, Students for a Master’s degree in Teaching Chinese to Speakers of Other Languages (MTCSOL) shall be subjected to an annual appraisal organized by Jilin University in the second semester of the first academic year. Those who fail in this annual appraisal will not continue to receive scholarship support in the following year.
V. Please inform us whether you have applied to other universities or other scholarship programs.
VI. Contact Us
Ms. LI Dan Tel: +86-431-85166885、85166877 Fax: +86-431-85166877、85166570 Email: email@example.com Address: No.1505 Xiuzheng Road, Changchun, P .R. China 109 Room, Friendship Guesthouse, Office of International Students, Jilin University